TOMS RIVER-Have you ever dreamed of sailing the Barnegat Bay in pirate ship? Now you have that chance. The pirate ship “Pirate Time” is up for sale and costs just $195,000.
Pirate Time provided family adventure cruises, equipped with working water cannons.
According to the company’s website:
A young sophomore in high school, Yanni Pataikis, had a dream of sailing around on a pirate ship. Well one day, a few years later, that dream became a reality. With the help of his father, Captain John Pataikis, and aome friends, they decided to build a pirate ship that they found along the Deleware River. It was an old head boat that needed some work, but they got the single-propeller, deisel system running and brought the vessel to dry dock where the restoration process began.
Yanni and his father, and family friends John Binick and John Thormann proceeded to cut off the entire deck. The entire top of the boat was rebuilt. A new structure in the back, new bathroom, masts, rigging and electrical were added, modernizing the vessel while creating an authentic looking pirate ship. After investing more than $30,000, blood and sweat equity, and a dream, the PirateTimeNJ became a reality.
Now the 49 foot custom build ship is on the market. It features 16 water cannons, a new bathroom, 1,200 watt sound system and can hold up to 49 fellow pirates, according to an advertisement on Craigslist this week.